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This composition is written in four movements. The first movement, marked
Allegro Moderato, follows a short Introduction outlining the organization of the
whole. The first movement, rather formal in style, begms with a vocal theme.
The formality of this theme is relieved, after its statement, by an amusing
variation of the same subject. This is followed, after a transition passage taken
by the small instrumental ensemble, by an instrumental theme. This portion is
also followed by a variation in the same style.
The second movement, marked Andante Cantabile, is lyric and expressive in
character. It is simple in construction and easy to understand.
The third movement. Scherzo, is a gay, fast-moving dance-type composition.
It presents a variety of developments of the same theme, namely. The Spice-of-Life
at Jordan. We warn you, however, that the impressions lent by this movement
are for amusement purposes, and are not to be construed as authentic.
The fourth movement, devoted to the academic phase of Jordan, is marked
Maestoso. In it we find the honorary societies, and the Junior and Senior Class
May we hope that you will enjoy our first venture into the field of composition,
and that you will be on hand to get your copy of OPUS II next year. And now
into the Introduction ...
View of the Dclauare Street Campus.
The broad and ever-expanding program of Jordan Conservatory was builded
upon a philosophy of Music as an exalting influence in the individual and group
life. The amalgamation of the Metropolitan School of Music and the Indiana
College of Music and Fine Arts b)' Mr. Arthur Jordan in 192 8 was dedicated
to that concept. In accordance with the plan to develop the most outstanding
conservatory of music and allied arts in the middle west, the Arthur Jordan
Conservatory of Music was organized and incorporated not for profit. The envi-
able traditions of the parent institutions have therefore not only been maintained
but greatly extended.
The Conservatory is affiliated with Butler University, a member of the North
Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, is an institutional member
of the National Association of Schools of Music and holds standard accreditment
from the Indiana State Department of Public Instruction.
The physical facilities have been avigmented. The Administration and Delaware
campus buildings, the Student Hall, the Library, the Benjamin Harrison Memorial
which is the dormitory for women students, the North and Irvington Units are
visible evidences of the growth and stability of the institution. The faculty
numbers eighty-five artists of national and international reputation. The courses
of study have been enriched. The Conservatory grants baccalaureate and masters
degrees and the Conservatory and University confer joint degrees.
To many more achievements — the Philharmonic Choir, the Conservatory
Orchestra, the vocal and instrumental ensembles, the Departments of Applied
Music, Theory, Music Education, Dramatics, Speech, Radio, Language, and Dance
— your Alma Mater points with justifiable pride.
with the Director
Stainlin;^: Lewis, Nassiiik, Wisbard, Zoni, Pierson, LmdstacJt, Oiii^^,
Pruitt, Joties. ~
Sea fed: Mirovitch.
Not present: B. Broun, V. Jefry, Kolmer, Warner.
McGuire, Hosiner, Michel is, Fitzgerald, Bcilfnss.
Not present: Kellhcrg, Riley.
Standing: Wright, Norris.
Seated: Mossnum, B. Broun, Wagner, Coffin.
Theory Dcpartiucui .
Sfandin;^: Walker, Pbclps.
Seated: /. Laittiier, L. Laitluer, Wooth
7it5t Aioi^ement: -fllle^to Aiodetato
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Students return on the third. Instruction begins ten days hiter. Student Council
election on the twentieth. New officers: President, Joe Zinkan; Vice-President,
James Bowers; Secretary, Mary Spalding; Senior Councilman, Mary Louise
Houk; Junior Councilman, Dick Foster; Sophomore Councilman, Kenneth
Hughes, and Freshman Councilman, Joe Lewis. Receptions were held for the
new students by the campus organizations. Alfred Mirovitch began his Lecture-
Recital Series, and the Conservatory Symphony held auditions.
Freshmen were initiated and feted at a dance at the Odeon. Reception of women
students at Dormitory. The Alumni dinner was held on the twenty-fourth at
the Athenaeum. Placement exams. Six week's exams. Hallowe'en celebrated
with a party at the Dormitory, a dance at the Odeon, and a weiner roast and
Drama Department began their 1940-41 series of productions. Philharmonic
Choir sang in Evansville and Petersburg. Symphony and Martens seasons got
under way. SAI, Mu Phi, and Sinfonia joined in holding a Noel Feste. Thanks-
giving vacation began on the twentieth. Second six weeks' exams, followed
by a dance on the twenty-ninth at the Odeon.
The annual Conservatory reception at the Harrison Home. Richard Niessink's
and Leon Zawisza's recitals at the World War Memorial. The Christmas Con-
cert at the Murat on the seventeenth. This was followed by a half-hour broad-
cast. The Matinee Musicale-Mannerchor presentation of the Messiah on the
twentieth. The Jordan Opera Orchestra provided accompaniment. Christmas
vacation. Sinfonia and Student Christmas formals.
The Philharmonic Choir sang in Anderson, Indiana, broadcast The Fall of the
House of Usher, by Clarence Loomis, and presented the same work before the
American Opera Club in Chicago. Ernest Friedlander presented his recital at
the World War Memorial. First semester ended January twentieth, and the
second semester began on the twenty-ninth. Lynne Wainwright gave her
recital at the World War Memorial.
Recital by members of the woodwind faculty was given at the World War
Memorial. Soloists were Herman Beilfuss, James Hosmer, and Clyde Miller.
Standiug: Lcnis, Hughes.
Seated: Honk, Bowers, Spalding, Zinkan, Foster.
They were assisted by Lynne Wainwright, Harvey McGuire, and Sam Scott.
A Paderewski Memorial recital, under Joseph Lautner's direction, was given on
the twenty-second. Virginia Leyenberger appeared in recital at the War
Richard Niessink presented a Lecture-Recital at the Odeon. His lecture subject
was, "The Diabelli Variations by Beethoven."
Carl Dawson gave his graduation composition recital, which included his
operetta, "Cinderella." The Harp Ensemble appeared at War Memorial. Other
recitals were presented by Mary Louise Houk, harpist, and Dick Foster, oboe,
the Student String Quartet assisting him.
-The Second All-American Music Festival was held May 5-8. Three concerts
were given at the Odeon, and an orchestral-choral concert was presented at the
Murat Theater. The Philharmonic Choir left on their tour of eastern states.
Final examinations began. Joe Lewis, John Detroy and Kathryn McCain pre-
Mary Reynolds presented her Junior recital. The Spring Formal Dance was
held on the third. Commencement on the sixth. The Band Clinic from the
ninth to the fifteenth. Summer Classes began on the ninth.
In addition to these activities, the Radio Department presented the Jordan
Workshop over Radio Station WFBM weekly. The Drama Department presented
numerous programs, as did the various ensembles. Dances and parties were held
with unfailing regularity. Only our limited space prevents our mentioning each
THE FRESHMAN CLASS
First ron: Lmlu;;^, Gnriic, Locriz, Spencer, Mahler, Scbaefer, Dillhig,
Rheinbardt, Seifz, Henderson, Honk.
Second row: Herzig, Bos, Baker, Jones, Miller, Broun, Myers, Tyner,
Muegge, Snell, Magee, Harris.
Third row: Barton, Edington, Harder, Lewis, Arnold, McDowell, Herr,
Canine, Grand y.
Fourth row: Wafkins, Nohle, Daniels, Detroy, Patterson, Scihert, Wciwcr.
THE SOPHOMORE CLASS
First row: Boyle, Ticc, Luna, Spencer, Hegg, Wagner, Spalding, Kedinger.
Markle, Grabctn, Wilson, Pearson.
Second row: Albertson, Blackburn, Evans, Stevens, Hughes, Caplinger,
Harp, Snedegar, Vickery, Watkins, Miller, Roe.
Tbird row: Bowers, Lyons, Harrod, Sfouder, Mueller, K. Broun, Wetzel,
Paul, P. Brown, Hicks.
Professor Joseph Lautner
The Jordan-Butler Philharmonic Choir.
THE VOICE DEPARTMENT
(As the outsider knows it)
We are sure that all of you, at one time or the other, have heard of an organiza-
tion like the Philharmonic Choir. You have heard that choirs do get up at five
o'clock in the morning to go on concert trips. You have also heard of choirs that
give on the average of four concerts a week during the school year and still kept
up with their studies. But did you ever really see or hear one? That is the kind of
group we have and a prouder group you will probably never see. They are proud
of their work, the institutions they represent, and last but not least, their director.
He is a man for whom the forty-two members of the Philharmonic Choir would
go to China if the demand arose. He is a man who seems to give them the
inspiration to sing just by standing up and asking for it. Of course we mean
The choir began this year with a great deal of new music to learn and many
programs to give. As yovi probably know, all their programs are sung from
memory, so preparing the first few programs was quite a task. After preparing a
repertoire of sufticient size for Immediate purposes, they began to build along
the lines of variety and unusuality. Their average program consists of a group
of religious music, usually including music of the old Russian school, eight part
motets, and four part choral anthems. From there they progress through old
English compositions, and perhaps some Negro spirituals. Their favorites in this
class seem to be "Deep River," and "OV Arks A'moverin'." The final section of
the program will probably contain modern and contemporary music. Professor
Lautner and the choir enjoy doing adaptations of songs of the Kentucky and
Tennessee mountains, and songs by the contemporary Roy Harris. In addition
to this material they have an extensive repertoire of music for seasonal and holiday
To the average person it would seem that this group would not need such an
extensive repertoire, but you will find that they frequently .give two, three, or
more concerts before the same audience during the course of a school year. Natvi-
rally they must be prepared to give them a different program each time. They
are prepared to sing for different types of audiences, too. They sing for high
school and grade school auditorium programs, women's clubs, banquets, sorority
mother's clubs, and formal concerts. In fact, if you will name the occasion, they
will furnish music for it. In addition to concertizing, they recorded for the
Butler University program which was broadcast over Radio Station "WIRE every
Monday evening during the fall semester. They sang on the Butler University
broadcasts over Station WFBM once each month on Friday afternoon, and they
gave the world premiere of Clarence Loomis' opera, "The Fall of the House of
Usher," before the American Opera Society in Chicago.
The second semester activities of the choir began with several concerts in
nearby cities, including Mooresville, Greenwood, and Lawrence. They were com-
bined, in April, with the Crawfordsville Symphony for a concert, and they aided
in the presentation of Carl Dawson's operetta, "Cinderella," both in recital and
in broadcast. On Easter morning they added their voices to the many others for
the Sunrise Service on the Circle.
The Philharmonic Choir played an important part in the Second Annual Festival
of American Music. One evening was devoted entirely to American choral music,
and was under the direction of Mr. Lavitner. Then, on the last evening of the
festival, the choir was combined with the Butler University Chorus and the
Conservatory Orchestra under the direction of Fabien Sevitzkv in the presentation
of Harl McDonald's Choral Symphony.
The biggest event of the choir's school year, however, is the trip each May
to the choral festival at the Westminster Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey.
This year, before arriving at the festival, the choir gave concerts in New York
City and Philadelphia. From these concerts they proceeded to Princeton to take
their part in a full schedule of lectures, clinics, and recitals.
During the month of March this year the members of the choir received an
unexpected pleasure when, as guests of Mr. Lautner, they traveled to Indiana
University. There they attended a lecture and received an interview with Dr.
A. T. Davidson, Ph.D., Mus. Doc, Professor of Music at Harvard University.
If one were to judge the Voice Department of the Conservatory bv the pre-
ceding portion of this article, he would undoubtedly conclude that the Philhar-
monic Choir is the only vocal activity present. However, we hasten to deny this.
Suzon Osier, Ann Snedegar, Lloyd Patten, Marilyn Redinger, Rosalind Phillips,
Thomas Norris, and Charmion Harp appeared in recital and demonstrated that all
the talent at Jordan is not confined to group singing. Mr. Hedley's fine group
presented selections from American opera on the third night of the American
Festival. As a whole, our Voice Department is extremely active, and we are
looking for great things to come from it in the future.
THE VOICE DEPARTMENT
(As we know it)
To f/josc u/jo might [wss/bly scan the contents of the folloiving treatise,
ice should like to state hereby and forthwith that this is definitely not a
partial requirement toward a Masters, Doctors, Third, or any other degree
whatsoever. Also, similarity to persons is definitely intended. We solemnly
declare that any legal action is entirely appropriate, hut useless. — The Editor.
Our voice department is comprised of several types of students, namely: (1)
those who intend to put Flagstad and Tibbett on the ^\ P. A., (2) those who
are learning to sing "Passing By" so that they can exalt the lives of our next
generation (pour souls) by thrusting or, rather, teaching it to them, and (3)
simply those who . . . the unmentionables.
No matter what your vernacular, after you have undergone a prescribed num-
ber of sessions with your alleged teacher, it is considered your privilege to perform
before the examination "bored." Here you are greeted with open arms, occa-
sionally eyes, and are bade to unleash the lark from your larynx and give vent
(ilation) to your song. If it is "Caro Mio Ben," don't be surprised if your solo
is embellished with a humming counter-melody; it has been rumored that the
voice faculty has become so familiar with this tune that they, when in voice,
can almost sing it themselves!
Of course these remarkable talents don't always function alone. Every Monday
night, while the orchestra is blowing, beating, and bowing under the lashing
baton of Fabien Sevitzky (fanfare, please!) there is a group of assorted singers
which holds forth at 1116-4 5, and they are directed by a familiar throbbing,
effervescent figure. It seems that he has a theory that the room humidity is much
too low for proper singing, so he proceeds to furnish moisture in abundance.
However strange this idea may sound, it seems to work; for when the perspiration
begins to drip from his nose, chin, and ears, and wilt his collar, this passive group
really does its best singing. Of the personnel much could be said, but we shall
only comment that this group is the melting pot for every approach to the
gentle art of singing that has ever been recognized or improvised. There are head
tones, heel tones, monotones; chest voice, sotto voice, and scarcely voice; C lift,
G lift, and no lift; termolo, very low, and never low; bass range, tenor range,
alto range, soprano range, gas range, and lone range; tight throat, white throat,
and might croak. We sincerely hope that you will join us in giving to the unsung
valiants of the Monday night choir, 21 guns. A good use for them is obviously
After climbing the stairs of 1116 until you have long since wanted to give up
and go back to that job in the grocery store, you might, conceivably, be pro-
moted to membership in that vocal heaven, the Philharmonic Choir. Never
before in the history of anything or any place has any group risen to such heights.
Even the angels are having extra rehearsals in order to maintain their reputation
of superiority. In the past two years this organization has developed so rapidly
that it is no wonder it suffers an occasional growing pain or two. After increas-
ing in activity for the whole school year, the Philharmonic Choir, as you have
heard by now from all 40 members, took a trip to Princeton and New York City.
Our unusual Mr. Hickman usually covers the usual side of the usual news, but
we favor the little items that seem to haunt one's memory.
The morning of the great exodus had arrived. We are convinced that had
Columbus had a sendoflF such as our choir had that morning, he would have found
India and saved America from civilization.
At first everyone was keyed up as if Princeton were just over the next hill.
Dear reader ... let me tell you ... we crept up mountains and rolled down
mountains until our crew began to mumble that Princeton was only a fable or
a fantasy, and we would awaken in the wee, small hours wailing "Hospodi
Pomolui." It was hours later that we were pleasantly aroused from our slumbers
by the dulcet tones of a certain southern accent gathering unto itself another
group of ardent admirers from the welcoming committee which had congregated
around the bus. We realized that this must be Princeton, for there seemed to
be a sad lack of female admirers and an overabundance of stalwart males.
These are the memories we collected during our first pilgrimage to Princeton.
If you don't mind, we'll have to organize this year's trip in our minds before
we begin to reminisce. In the meantime we'll just say that we hope ours will
someday be mentioned along with the Westminster Choir as one of the greatest
choral organizations in America.
Now, dear reader, let's look in on a typical rehearsal of this choir: Call the
roll, Shambaugh . . . Where's Terry? (telephoning, of course) . . . Get out your
date books (for concerts) . . . Did everyone bring his music? . . . Take your
seats, here comes Professor Lautner . . . Quiet, he's speaking . . . "Quiet, please!
We have a lot of work to do today." (As though today were an exception.)
"Choir, the concert went pretty well yesterday, but you tenors certainly went
to pot on that last number. Sopranos, don't eicv slide in this choir! Move with
precision and don't let those tones wobble, please. Basses, please think your pitch
before you sing. Altos, why didn't you get that entrance? Choir, why can't you
look alive at concerts? You look like a bunch of dead fish! Now . . . outside of
that, the concert was good, but remember, you are an intelligent group, so don't
make me mention these things again. Now, get oft' the backs of your chairs and
let's get to work. Rehearsal will be over at five o'clock; and if you aren't tired
when we're finished, you haven't been singing."
For every type of concert audience, this marvelous choir has a corresponding
facial expression. The following comprise the three most frequently used: (1)
The "Grin and Bear It" or "Tea Time" expression. This is used when one is
supposed to look like a cherub in a purple robe, and at the same time sing "Jeannie
With the Light Brown Hair." (2) The "Sanctus" expression is most effective in
the religious group. The object is to portray emotion with reservation. One must
project an atmosphere of exaltation, humility, or reverence simply by using the
eyes. These subtle changes of mood are difficult under even the best of condi-
tions, and it doesn't help a bit when a blonde is seated in the third row! (3) The
last expression is the "Groove" or "Even We Enjoy This One" expression. The
mood of the whole group takes a definite change for the better and even the
bass section begins to show signs of life. It's reserved for numbers like "Sourwood
Mountain," and "Modern Roundelay," and is usually seen during the last few
moments of a concert.
We hope that this little dissertation has given you an inside glimpse of our
Voice Department, and if we had been able to impress upon our journalistic col-
leagues the advantages of asbestos paper, we might have said much more. If
anyone wishes further information, the authors of this article will be glad to
receive visitors. (Just ask the keeper for an appointment.)
Sight Rcciiling Class.
Sianding: Hcrr, Daub, Mavklc, Jones, Liimi, Miller.
Seated: Edingtoii, Suadeiier, Banks, Harrod, Pacini.
A. Wissell, Dilling,
P. Wissel, Seehausen,
String Quartet: McCain, Ludwig, Seitz, Miller.
Wo(jcluiinl Oiiintet: joins, Wcimvv, McDoucIl, Elleubcvgcr, Foster.
Clarinet Quartet: Jacobs, Pearson, Broun, Evans
THE INSTRUMENTAL DEPARTMENT
The instrumental program for the year was initiated early in the semester when
auditions were held for placement in the conservatory orchestra, and on Monday
evening, October 6, 102 Jordan students met at the Odeon to renew old ac-
quaintances and to begin another year of intensive, but enjoyable study under
Fabien Sevitzky and his assistant, Leon Zawisza. Full orchestra rehearsals were
scheduled for Monday evenings, and sectionals were to be held on Wednesdays
Contrary to the practice in former years, the first part of the year was spent
in reading the works of old and new composers. Thus, for the first time, the
students gained familiarity with a more extensive body of literature than had
previously been possible.
Serious study of the numbers to be presented on the mid-year concert was
begun in the early part of November. After several weeks of intensive and
detailed rehearsing, the orchestra gave its first concert of the year at the Murat
Temple on Tuesday evening, December 17. Opening this program was Glinka's
gay overture to "Russian and Ludmilla." Then followed the first two movements
of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, which was succeeded by Mozart's flowing
and lyric concerto for flute and harp. This delightful number was brilliantly
played by James Hosmer and Lynne Wainright, members of the Conservatory
faculty and solo artists with the Indianapolis Symphony. Leon Zawisza made
his first public appearance in the capacity of conductor with the Jordan orchestra,
directing the Mozart. Following intermission came a contemporary American
suite, "Peter Pan and Wendy," conducted by the composer, Dr. Hugo Grimm
of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Completing the program was the uni-
versally loved Nutcracker suite, conducted by Mr. Sevitzky.
After the concert the Conservatory Symphony broadcast a half-hour program
over Station WIRE; playing the overture of Glinka and the Nutcracker suite.
A short Christmas message from the Conservatory was given by Miss Ada Bick-
ing, director of the Conservatory.
The concert and broadcast was attended by a capacity audience whose response
marked the performance as highly successful. Inspired by this enthusiasm shown
by the music lovers of Indianapolis, the orchestra again started rehearsals in
preparation for the concert to be given in the spring.
In the meantime, the Conservatory Opera Orchestra under the direction of
Mr. Joseph Lautner had been rehearsing with the Matinee Musicaie Chorus and the
Indianapolis Mannerchor, and on December 20, these two musical organizations
presented Handel's great oratorio, "The Messiah." The full accompaniment was
played by the Opera Orchestra. It is not without pride that we note here that
although this was the second year that "The Messiah" has been presented in
Indianapolis at Christmas time by these groups, it has already become a tradition
and a regular feature of the holiday season.
A new and stimvdating feature of the instrumental program of the year was
the class in Orchestral Sight Reading under the supervision of Mr. Renato Pacini,
an artist-teacher of violin at the Conservatory and assistant concertmeister of
the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This class met weekly in the Student Hall,
and students enrolled spent the entire year in reading the works of Haydn,
Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, and many others, thereby broadening their acquaint-
ance with the great storehouse of music literature that is the foundation of
competent orchestral performance.
Returning from the Christmas vacation, the students and faculty members of
The Con sen atory Band.
the instrumental department began to make plans and preparations for the series
of instrumental soloists and ensemble groups to be presented in Indianapolis and
surrounding communities during the second semester of the school year.
A recital by members of the woodwind faculty initiated the new semester.
Soloists were James Hosmer, flute; Herman Bcilfuss, bassoon, and Clyde Miller,
French horn. They were assisted by Lynne Wainwright, piano; Harvey McGvxire,
oboe, and Sam Scott, clarinet. The program opened with the "Serenade for Wind
Instruments," by Karl Hoyer, played by the quintet. Then followed solo and
trio numbers by Mr. Hosmer, Mr. Beilfuss, and Mr. Miller. The program was
concluded with three short ntimbers by the quintet. Miss Wainwright received
special recognition when the quintet played "Pastoral," her composition, as an
On the twenty-second of February a concert was given at the Odeon in honor
of Ignace Jan Paderewski. This concert, under the direction of Joseph Lautner,
was given as a contribution toward the National Paderewski Testimonial to
honor this great pianist and composer. Excerpts from the composer's works were
played by Imogene Pierson, Renato Pacini, and Richard Niessink, members of the
Conservatory faculty, and by Rosalind Phillips and Joseph Lewis, students.
The Odeon again was the scene of a recital on the twenty-sixth of February
when the Student Woodwind Ensemble, directed by James Hosmer, presented
a diversified and highly enjoyable program. Those students taking part were
Eleanor Ellenberger, Beth Ann Brown, Vincent Stouder, Lorene Markle, Nellie
Jones, Sidney Flack, Jean Graham, Gail Weimer, Carol Meidema, Richard Foster,
Pat Rheinhardt, Paul Harder, Paul Mueller, Paul McDowell, Robert Evans, Verne
Jacobs and Pat Pearson. A Rhapsody for clarinet quartet, composed by David
Bennett, received especial acknowledgment from the audience. On the fifth of
April several members of this group journeyed to Seymour, Indiana, where they
appeared before an assembly of high school musicians who had convened to par-
ticipate in the Central Indiana Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Scheduled to appear early in April, the Conservatory Harp Ensemble, under
the supervision of Lynne Wainwright, played before the student body of the
high school at Columbus, Indiana, They were heard, also, by the Columbus
Chamber of Commerce. Two weeks later, on the second of April this same
ensemble, composed of Mary Louise Houk, Mary Spalding, Mari Wagner, Jeannette
Robbins, and June Flaig, appeared in concert at the World War Memorial Audi-
torium, and was heard by a large and appreciative audience, whose response
marked the program as one of the high lights of the year.
During the latter part of the school year several faculty members presented
their advanced students in recital. Among these were students of Renato Pacini,
violinist; Mary Reynolds and Kathryn McCain, violinists, students of Hugh Mc-
Gibney; Richard Foster, oboist, student of Harvey McGuire. Mr. Foster was
assisted by a string quartet composed of Kathryn McCain, Virginia Ludwig,
Betsy Seitz, and Doris Miller.
On the twenty-fifth of April an operetta, composed by Carl A. Dawson, was
presented at the Odeon by the Conservatory Philharmonic Choir and the Opera
Orchestra. Mr. Dawson is a student of Norman Phelps, instructor in Theory and
Composition. Dawson's work, skillfully composed and interestingly orchestrated,
proved such a success that on a later date it was broadcast from Radio Station
The major instrumental program of the year was brought to a close during
the week of May 5 to 12, with the presentation of the American Festival
Program. This annual event, now in its second year, was initiated by Fabien
for Jan Syiii phony and Chorus
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Sevitzky in accordance with his reputation as one of the foremost champions
of American music. It might be of interest to note that the Indianapohs Sym-
phony rated highest in the performance of American music among the orchestras
of the country. They played 17.3 per cent of all American music performed.
After three evenings devoted to chamber music, opera, choral compositions,
and solo performance, the festival was brought to a fitting climax in the final
concert given at the Murat Theater and conducted by Mr. Sevitzky. In addition
to the portion of the program conducted by Mr. Sevitzky, a high light of the
evening, both for the orchestra and the audience, was the presence of one of the
outstanding present-day composers, David Van Vactor, who conducted the
orchestra in his own composition. Marie Zorn, outstanding member of the Jordan
Piano Faculty, needed no introduction to the audience. They remembered all to
well her performance when she played the Hadley Concertino with the orchestra
at Christmas, 193 9. Miss Zorn demonstrated that she has lost none of the bril-
liant technique and superb musicianship that marked her previous appearance.
Her flawless playing was greeted with an ovation which indicated that the audi-
ence appreciated fully the quality of the work and the interpretation which she
Van Vactor's "Overture to a Comedy," fairly sparkling with wit and humor,
and Dubensky's "Variation on Stephen Foster Themes," familiar to and loved by
all, helped to fill out a well-rounded program that would have pleased the most
Harl McDonald's Choral Symphony, performed by the orchestra and a com-
bined chorus of three hundred voices, brought the evening's performance to a
This final concert of the year proved to be, perhaps, the most successful ever
to be given by the orchestra, and the enthusiastic response shown by the audience
served as a motivation to high aims and increased efforts in the instrumental
program for the coming year.
The Orchestra, instead of disbanding after the Spring Concert, remained intact
this year for the first time. It provided music for the commencement exercises,
and acted as a laboratory for the advanced Conducting Class. In this manner
the apprentice conductors were afforded an opportunity to conduct an orchestra
of symphonic orchestration and size, and a chance to try in actual practice some
of the theories they had been absorbing during the class periods. We, the staff,
believe that this is the type of cooperative project that will go far in making
Jordan one of the finest schools of its kind in the country. May we suggest that
the orchestra might also prove invaluable to the students of orchestration by
reading through some of the work done by these students. It is all too difficult to
find a group who is willing to help the young orchestrator hear the things he has
done. \Ve hope that Opus II will be able to point with pride to the fact that this
hope has been realized. We also hope to be able to point with pride to a rejuve-
nated Band next year. Mr. Munger, and a few of the faithful, labored long and
hard this year trying to build a Conservatory Band of the caliber that the school
deserves, but to no avail. As the large Chorus serves as a training group for the
Choir, so might the Band and a Sight-Reading Orchestra serve as training groups
for the Conservatory Symphony. Can we, the students of Jordan, afford to
neglect an organization potentially so fine? You will answer that question next
year when rehearsals of the Conservatory Band begin. We hope you will show
that you are really interested in making the Band an organization of equal quality
with the Orchestra.
THE INSTRUMENTAL DEPARTMENT
During the nerve-wracking few minutes of suspended silence prior to the
Christmas broadcast, the orchestra was duly lectured by Mr. Sevitzky as to the
value and importance of complete silence (to eliminate the possibility of a rain
of mutes, inharmonic chair squeakings, and other noises not to be broadcast.)
Finally silence was achieved. The announcer kept calling the time at different
intervals like an executioner awaiting his victim. Mr. Sevitzky was sitting on the
edge of the podium, listening, and waiting; the silence was suddenly cut by the
clatter as of falling wood. Maestro had dropped his baton!
Remember when the orchestra was told to read Pushkin's story of Russian
and Ludmilla? Mr. S. said he was going to choose the guiltiest looking member
to tell the story. A "Grand Pause" ensued; then Mr. S. chose . . . one of the most
innocent and self-effacing members of the cello section, who promptly recited an
excellent condensed version of the story in three minutes.
How about the time when we all heard the big, burly, regular breathing of a
single string bass in the back of the room? You remember. It was the Maestro
himself playing the bass viol for the first time with our orchestra. Didn't he look
contented and comfortable? Zoom, zoom. And by the way, does he know his stuff
when it comes to the bass-fiddle!
And there's Zawisza's comment of "What's the idea?" when someone plays
badly. And if it's even worse than just bad, he usually offers, "Oi, oi, oi!"
What about the time when a certain member of the brass family insisted on
playing a series of indigo notes and was sure that it was correct. Wasn't he
chagrined when he discovered that he was playing the wrong movement of Schu-
And the priceless comment of Mr. Zawisza when Art Schiller drove his bass
viol right through a grand pause. "You don't belong to the Musicians' Union, do
And the time when Mr. Z. told the woodwinds to play a certain passage de-
tache. They got the idea though, as did the violins when he instructed them to
breathe at the end of a certain phrase.
Of course there's always the clarinetist who forgets and plays an A-clarinet
part on B-flat instrument, or vice versa. Or the horn player who makes the wrong
transposition. We must admit, though, that these foolish things don't happen as
frequently as they once did. Could it be that we're improving?
Were you there the evening that a certain sweet thing entered rehearsal twenty
minutes late, and when questioned by Mr. Sevitzky for a reason, said "I forgot
where I left my violin." Tsk, tsk. And we always thought you were inseparable.
Always good for a laugh is the little private feud between Jean Graham and
Mr. Zawisza. Someone has described it like this:
"You tickle me," He did not tickle her
She said to him. Of that he was sure
(Jean was talking to Mr. Zawisza.) There was no doubt but that he was sincere.
The class giggled with glee How did it start?
But Zawisza was grim He'd just made some remark
And Jean looked like Mona Lisa. All the woodwinds he had been scolding.
The room was static — But we all realize
Not a scnle chromatic That he has to chastise
Quisered in that atmosphere. For 'tis future musicians he's molding.
Second Moi/ement: -flndtanie ^antalfiU
ALL HE DOES IS WAVE A
He orders the orchestra Hbrarian to pass out the parts of Beethoven's "Third",
he mounts the podium, and, with nothing more sonorous than a httle stick, he
draws the music from an instrument composite of men and material. With this,
music's most protean instrument at his command, the orchestral conductor stands
in a position of peculiar eminence in the musical world. He is courted by all vari-
eties of music lovers and professionals all the way from the beginning piano pupil
after an autograph to the accomplished composer who would like to hear with his
fleshly organs what has already impressed itself upon his inner ear. Between these
are the social butterflies after attractions for their parties, soloists looking for en-
gagements, orchestra members worried about their jobs and hosts of others on im-
portant or annoying missions. And it's all done with a little stick. Even the stick
is dispensed with by some of the topnotchers who rely on nothing more than their
own beautiful hands and an assortment of facial expressions.
It is hardly any wonder that really fine conductors are held in high esteem, for
the requirements of the work are so great and so varied that a combination of all
the necessary qualities in one man is an occurrence of rarity. To begin with, the
elements of personality that tend to make one man a good leader of others are
not necessarily associated with musical ability. As a matter of fact dynamic, mag-
netic persons are not commonly reflective and scholarly. On the other hand, mu-
sical geni are often endowed with slightly less magnetism than would pick up a
carpet tack. But effective conducting is impossible unless the man with the stick
has practically "everything"; great personal magnetism because a musical per-
formance must be a vital, vivid thing of which certain elements have to be com-
municated to the orchestra in the white heat of performance; command of lan-
guage, because the broader aspects of a large work have to be explained and made
vitally interesting to the men at rehearsals; and it goes without saying that the
level of musicianship displayed in all decisions must be such as to earn the respect
of a group of from 80 to 120 men who are specialists and thoroughly acquainted
with literature and the work of the best interpreters. Beyond this there is the
consideration, possibly irrelevant but, even so, of considerable importance, that
audiences like to have conductors that are interesting to watch.
The conductor hasn't always been the power that he is today, nor has he always
used the little stick. His present eminence is a comparatively recent development.
Although the current ascendancy is not of long standing, conductors of one kind
or another have directed ensemble music after one manner or another for a mat-
ter of about five hundred years. From the beginning it must have been clear that
a group of more than a dozen musicians scattered about a room encountered
difficulties in the matter of synchronization, even when each of them played cor-
rectly. If the less competent participants added indiscretions, confusion was in-
evitable. It would be a safe guess that the resulting discussions and placings of
blame were not always conducted with dispatch, with careful regard for the
amenities, to the satisfaction of everyone concerned, and without complete col-
lapse of the rehearsal.
The division of labor now maintained between a conductor and his men gives
the former the spectacular and the latter the sonorous part of the task of enter-
taining the public. Although some conductors sing, some shout, some hit their
desks with their sticks; although some concertmasters seem to make more than a
necessary visible demonstration of their oneness with the score, this division is
generally accepted and the public is quick to resent excessive violations of the
There have been many methods employed by conductors to make themselves
heard, previous to the more modern developments which have led to silent or
pantomime directing. Conducting from the harpsichord, organ or piano was wide-
ly practiced up to the time of Beethoven. The conductor, generally the composer
as well, would sit at the keyboard, facing the orchestra and reading from a
figured bass, which was a sort of shorthand of the score, having the bass part
written out in full and figures and cues from the other parts in sufficient number
to give him a good idea of what ought to be going on at any time. This part was
not indispensable to the performance so he was free to play what he could in the
time he could take out of straight conducting, choosing to thump out the
rhythm, fill in the harmony, or play the parts of those who were having particu-
lar difficulty, according to the sonorous situation that confronted him.
Other audible conductors were violinists. If the finest mvisician of a given group
happened to be a violinist, he was generally conductor as well. There was prob-
ably never any particular preference shown to violinists or harpsichordists in this
respect. The man who was the best musician conducted and generally he played
one of those two instruments. The modern concertmaster is a degenerated de-
scendant of this species of director, retaining vestigial powers and responsibilities,
particularly in respect to his own section. In chamber music groups the first
violinist is still commonly regarded as the conductor. Whatever gesticulation he
can conveniently add, after having satisfied the aural requirements of his position,
is supposed to be so designed as to give the other members of the company an
idea of what he thinks of their work and what he wants done abovit it.
It was not uncommon to have both harpsichord and violin conductors within
the same orchestra, especially if the group was large and there were two really
fine musicians in it. While it might be argued that such a division of authority
would prove an effective check upon arbitrary interpretation besides being evi-
dence of a truly democratic attitude, it must have had disadvantages on the score
of unanimity of impression.
Those conductors who did not care to direct and play simultaneously found
other means for making themselves heard. Tapping was the technique. Even
here there were two schools of thought. First there were those who used small
or moderately large sticks to tap upon their music desks. The other group might
more properly be called thumpers. Their batons were large staves with which they
beat out the rhythm on the floor. As we shall observe later, this latter practice had
drawbacks other than the purely aesthetic.
Occupational hazards were considerably reduced when railings were put around
the back and sides of the podium. The baton itself is not a dangerous article to
the conductor or the members of the orchestra, although, during rehearsals, it is
sometimes thrown at the latter. The emotional release a leader attains by hurling
the stick at one of his hirelings is undoubtedly gratifying and the experience is
properly chastening to the player vmder fire. But the stick is not considered lethal.
However, one musician of international fame met the end of his career through
baton bite. In 1687 LuUy was conducting a Te Deum he had written upon the
recovery of Louis XIV from a serious illness. He belonged to the staff -thumping
school of conductors, and fervor or inattention misdirected one of his blows. At
any rate the heavy baton struck his foot instead of the floor on what must have
been a rather strong accent. An abscess developed and the incompetent physicians
of the court failed to prevent the spread of an infection which resulted in his
death. Though met in the pursuit of his art, to even the most philosophical ob-
server, his consummation cannot fail to appear a bit inglorious.
So I left Dagwood on the kitchen table and hurried to catch the 8:0 5 trolley.
It was Sunday and Spring, but as I glanced up at the skv it gave a low grumble
of disgust, and glared back at me. Ignoring its threat I sped to the corner.
There were the usual faces to be seen on the 8:0 5. The motorman, husky, six
feet, and two hundred pounds, looked like a gangster, but spoke in a thin, squeaky
voice in the coloratura range. The names of the streets all sounded alike the way
he pronounced them. As he called "Yeasterrun" the sky made good its threat.
The rain came down and so did the corners of everyone's mouths.
I looked about me for some indoor amusement. The big, shamrocky police-
man was all shined up — face, clothes, and heart. There was a dirty little man in
front of me in overalls, whiskers, and a big grin. The car stopped and four
young people in slacks leaped joyfully on. They were obviously going on a picnic.
Half of the people on the car looked at them with jealousv and the other half
with reproach. Neither the rain nor the looks given them dampened their spirits
The car charged on. A Rival dog-food sign loomed before my eyes. It struck
me as rather reflecting the atmosphere of the day. Two Cocker Spaniel puppies
drooped their paws and long ears over the top of a box, and looked sorrowfully
ovit at the rain.
The streets by this time had become strangely deserted. I thought of school.
Tomorrow I was to turn in the words for a school song. What would be a good
title? Why not call it "Marching Through Jordan"? I remembered, with a groan,
my music literature test. She had asked us to define program and absolute music.
I wondered if "Sunrise on a Guinea-Pig Farm" is an example of program music.
I thought of the question about impressionism and for some reason remembered
the dream I had had the night before. My tongue had kept growing longer and
longer until it reached far up into the sky. All at once I looked up at the tip of
it and there was a kite. Then a small boy started crying because it was his kite
that had become entangled with my tongue. Heh! The motorman called my
street. So I hopped off.
Maxine Lee Henderson
ikitd Movement: Scltefio
GLIMPSES OF A. J. C
Sight-singing numbers, letters and loo in "The Madam's" classes . . . Remem-
ber those "Ghost Stories" told by that certain dark-haired Dr. S ... If yovi
see a streak of lightning, it is more than likely "Pa Pa", the dark shadow — Joe L.
. . . Most familiar words in orchestra, "Good Evening", from "The Maestro"
. . . One piece that will long be remembered — "Russian and Ludmilla" . . . "If
you can't play it, play it any way!" — F. S. . . Familiar words around the Book
Store, "Lesson ticket, please", and "Can you give me two nickels for a dime?"
. . . Where have I heard "Hey! Kid!" and "What's the big idea!" . . . Most boring
classes at Jordan — P y and Mr. N's . . . Two popular telephone numbers,
LI. 7511 and RI. 4196 . . . String rehearsals every Thursday evening in Student
Hall, another name — "the Barn" . . . Lists, on the bulletin board, of students
who must "see Mr. Norris immediately" . . . "Have you got your Harmony for
tomorrow?" — "May I see it?" . . . One who really works up a sweat — Mr. L. . . .
Perfect A 440 — L. Z. . . . Three "Rhine Maidens" — Rosie, Annie, and Sue . . .
Don't (or rather do) forget the "Melodrama" given by the Drama Department
at the Odeon . . . 6:30 A. M. and "Morning Exercises" . . . "Ann" and her
Bookkeeping . . . "What organization gave 18 concerts in the month of Febru-
ary?" — "That's right, you're right, the choir" ... If you want to know anything,
ask Wilma ... A memorable week, "Hell Week" for the Freshmen . . . One who
really gets around, Eleanor . . . Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — date nights at the
"Dorm" . . . Remember those orchestra rehearsals every afternoon and evening
before a concert — "More fun!" . . . Drum sticks tapping everywhere when per-
cussion class gets under way . . . Most wide-awake classes — 8 o'clocks . . . Sym-
phony concerts on Friday afternoons and Saturday nights . . . Source themes to
get for second semester English Composition . . . Impromptu speeches in Speech
class . . . Words which are heard quite often, "I had better get some money from
home pretty quick, or else" ... A celebrity in our midst — Sally Greene . . .
2 o'clock almost every Friday afternoon — Yes, "Convocation" . . . Practice,
practice and more practice . . . Three primary triads I, IV, and V . . . Wednesday
night recitals at the World War Memorial . . . Formal Dances at the Riviera
Club . . . Woodwind rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons with Mr. Z. . . . Com-
posing folk dances for Eurhythmies . . . "Oh, I have a voice lesson this afternoon
and I haven't practiced" . . . Playing Ping Pong in the basement of the 1116
building . . . Cokes and cigarettes during intermission at orchestra rehearsals . . .
With earphones up to our ears we listen to records in the Library . . . "Sing the
subordinate theme of the second movement of Tschaikowsky's 4th Svmphony" . . .
Fall began, school began, and love began, too. Ah, L'amour ... The last year's
crop of Romeos and Juliets had fizzled out sadly enough, and come Autumn only
one of the old guard was left, Hegg and Stouder.
"Two Bouquets" to the Student Council for the Mixers at the first of school
Ihe funny part is that they proved to be just that. The results: Wilson Barton-
Meyers, Brown; Brown, Grafton; Miller, Harrod; Schafer, Patton; Caplineer'
Bowers; Burgan, Zinkan; Jacobs, Mugee; Greene, Dawson; Burr, Kaiser; Norris'
Anybody ... '
I'll bet you'd like to know:
Who dreams of cute little blue pigs with red, yellow, and white spots>
What vivacious httle blond had a secret crush on someone with the initials
Bob hvans until 'Tats" Brown sang his way into her heart?
Who still gets morose when he thinks of a certain blond in New York'
Who keeps the machine out of orange juice the morning after? We could put in
tomato juice, boys. ^
Who tickles Jean Graham besides Mr. Zawisza?
Who wears knee-length red flannels?
Who T. Norris' next heart-beat will be? (So would everyone else.)
At the Xmas Dance Burr and Hughes were elected Euterpe and Apollo We
thought that Apollo, the ladies' choice, was going steady. Oh, pardon, he 'feels
)ust like Jeanne s big brother.
We approve greatly of Mrs. Lautner as a "Glammer Gal". It sho' is becoming.
If Mr. Michels looks slightly underfed at times don't blame the new Missus
good cooT ' '"'^ ^''''^'' '''' ^'PP'" '° ^"°^ '^'' ^""''y '' ^ ""''Y
mZIX'^I "''' ^""^"T ""T. "^r^' ''-''"^'"S '^'"'S^'- One would thmk that
Music Studes are very changeable about their love life.
The very walls of the buildings shook when that bee-oo-ti-ful romance of Hegg
LedtT; d'f • T^'- ^' ^"?^ ^" ''' '^'' ^'-'PP-- O^her changes hap^
pencd fast and ftinous after that. Wilson and Barton romance is off again, on
agam. Caphnger forsook Bowers for a Singing-soldier. Schafer seems to prefer
dentists, likewise Graham and Copple. Seems strange to us, but then we hate to
have teeth pulled . . Between the Dental School, the Law School, and Butler
the gals seem to be doing O.K.
A.-^^l n^^'P^"',"'^'''';"" '° '^' '^^°°' '^' ^'^^ond semester we have "Tackie"
Mitchell, from the wild but not so woolly West. A garland or two to Foster for
recognizing a gem when he sees one . . . first.
The P.S.M gang threw a good one at the R.viera Club the last of Feb All the
studes turned out and made merry.
JL^rnw' ' ""''l'^ ""i ^^';[ '^"' ^'°" "^'^ '° ^"°^' ^'"""'"S ^^o"nd loose just
he has ch Tw'^ ""l"^ kindly It's genial Tom Norris. The only trouble is that
even hin"' ^^'^^^^ on hfe. Since being elected the Jordan Casanova it has
g^ven him a complex. Astounding but true, he is now a tried and true "Woman
Hater . Confidentially, tho', we think it's getting to be a strain. ...
Talking about Woman Haters, what is the matter with the Campus Wit, Hog-
gatt? We'll give a prize to the gal who can even partly crack that veneer. . . .
If you get discouraged just remember that we told you and that he probably
read this too.
The Dorm had a Backwards Party. Wish all of you could have seen how funny
Hughes, Foster, Kaiser, Vickery and the rest looked going instead of coming.
That Funny Feelin' . . .
To get up at 7:45 and dash madly to get to your 8:00 o'clock on time only
to find a notice saying that the instructor will not meet his class that morn-
ing. . . .
To go to Orchestra rehearsal, slightly unprepared, to find that the first man in
your section won't be there and you're on your own.
To put your last nickle in the candy machine, pull the lever, and get a fig-bar,
which you detest, instead of the chocolate kind you like so well. . . .
The SAI Pledges had a Record-Dance at the Odeon. The decorations made the
place look just like someone was having a dance. Usually the place looks awfully
bare, but it looked right nice, gals.
The Choir and Ork for their swell progress this year.
To the Studes and Faculty for their part in Civic's "Of Thee I Sing."
For the good recitals and Convo's.
To the Faculty for their interest in the projects of the students.
To Lynne Wainwright for her hard work and the swell results. Good-luck
to a swell fellow.
The G. Lammer Boy that's getting too big for his unmentionables. . . .
The Gal that likes other gals' boy friends better than she does her own. . . .
If you see Mrs. Woodie with a smile about this wide don't
be amazed. You'd beam too if you were the grandmother of a new babv girl,
bein' as how the other two are boys.
Sally Greene, our favorite National Women's Table Tennis Champ, has added
a certain Sinfonia pin to her trophies. Looks mighty purty there, Sally, say all
your "honorary brothers."
We're all glad to see Dotty Mvmger back with us again. Especially Charlie, or
haven't you noticed?
Ole Uncle Sam is borrowing several of the boys for a while. John Robbins had
to leave in the middle of a semester, too bad. Ralph Emerson, K. Hughes, Bob
Wilson have received offers for jobs in the Army, as have faculty members Miller,
Young, and Phemister. We'll bet even money they take the job.
We hate to break the gals' hearts but we're afraid that they might as well give
up trying to make time with Herbie. He's got the bee on a cute lil Butler gal.
The password, gals, was to call him Mr. Herbie. It seems that that was what won
K K K held a surprise slumber party with Jeanadele Schaefer as guest of honor.
Her only objection is that they held it at her house.
GLOSSARY OF MUSICAL TERMS
The Staft has spared no pains in compihng this collection of unfamiliar defini-
tions of familiar terms. We sincerely hope that this concise and invaluable dic-
tionary will be of some assistance to the music students with whom this volume
comes in contact.
Accidental Something which is not on purpose.
Accordion Commonly used as, "Accordion to the latest report — ."
Al fine Sheriff of Marion County.
Barcarolle A little dog biscuit.
Bolero A short jacket.
Canon A weapon effectively used on dictionary-compilers.
Chorale Place to keep horses in.
Clef Living place for Indians.
Coda Commonly found in the nosa.
Conductor Head man on a street-car.
Conservatory A place for the cultivation of flowers.
Cue We'll play the S ball in the corner pocket.
Diva One who jumps from a diving board.
Fife Three plus two, they tell me.
Fine Stuff that when the judge says ten dollars of > ou faint.
Forte At which life begins.
Grave Abode of the "gone, but not forgotten."
Half -note I. O. U. for fifty-cents.
Hymn Things which, without a her, is useless.
Idyl The Jordan Student's favorite exercise.
Lydian Pertaining to a famous tattooed lady.
Lyre What you should never call a fellow bigger than you are unless you are
sure you can run fastest.
Major The rank at which all draftees want to begin.
Meter Applied to blondes, as "Boy, would I like to meter!"
Metre One-third of the film company Metre-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Minor One who digs. We don't mean jazz musicians.
Molto A Japanese detective in the movies.
Musette Heroine of La Boheme.
Obbligato You arc this when you owe somebody something.
Operetta "Number, please."
Pitch In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of this.
Plain-song One which isn't fancy.
Polonaise Goo usually applied to lettuce and such.
Pour Aren't we all?
Scherzo Meaning friglitencd, as "He was scherzo he couldn't move."
Score If you don't know this, you'd better give up.
Spinet What you do with flax.
Suite Section of a hotel from which musicians are barred for obvious financial
Tempo A place of worship.
Tonic A kind of medicine. (Not that kind, boys.)
Touch What you try to do to a friend if money from home is late.
Trill What you get when you accidentally know the answers at final exam time.
Triplet A short journey.
Trombone Excellent food for a musical dog.
Trumpet What you do to your partner's ace.
Villanelle Extract used in cooking.
7outtk Aioi^ement: Aiaeitoio
Four national professional and honorary music and dramatic fraternities have
chapters at the Conservatory. Election to membership in any one of them is
properly regarded as an honor and depends upon definite standards of conduct
and scholarship. They are recognized by the Conservatory as a vital force in the
life of the students and of the school. These groups hold their business mectmgs
and present their music programs at the Conservatory.
MU PHI EPSILON
Mu Phi Epsilon is a national music honor society for women which was
founded November 13, 1903, with the purpose of advancing, promoting, and
stimulating musicianship, scholarship, and friendship among music students.
Mu Phi Epsilon has forty-eight active chapters in colleges and conservatories
of the highest standing in the United States, and in addition, twenty-nine alumnae
clubs in various cities. Kappa chapter at the Jordan Conservatory was granted
its charter in November, 1906.
Election for membership is made from the upper quarter of the junior, cenior,
and graduate years, and is based on scholarship, performance, character, and
Kappa chapter provides an annual scholarship for a year's study with an artist
teacher in piano, organ, voice, violin, or cello. In addition to its regular monthly
programs, the sorority sponsors a reception at the beginning of the school year
for all women students and presents two public concerts each season. This year
they included a program by active members in January and one in April by
members of the Cincinnati Conservatory group.
Margaret Duflf was president of the chapter for the current year, and members
of Mu Phi Epsilon on the Jordan faculty include Mae Engle, Alice Harper, Marian
Laut, Florence Lewis, Virginia Leyenberger, Isabelle Mossmaii, Harriet Payne,
Imogene Pierson, Helen Louise Quig, Leone Kinder Rickman, Lucille Wagner,
Frances Wishard, Dorothv Woods, Hazel Steele, and Lois Buskirk.
ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER
PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA
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First Row: Richard Or/an, E. II. joins, Alouzo E/ilson, llir^b McG/bciiy, Carl
Dawson, ]. }. Albion, Rca Williams.
Second Row: Pasqiialc Monfani, Franklin Taylor, B. F. Swarthout, Harold Wins-
low, Edward Emery, Stanley Norris.
Third Row: Waldo Eittcll, Howard Hanscom, John White, Sam Scott, Francis
Fitzi^erald, Beldon Eeonard, Russell Paxton.
Members not in picture — Gerald Bettcher, Gene Chenoweth, Richard Foster, Rus-
sell Goucher, Robert GriflPey, Charles A. Henzie, Herbert Kaiser, Gilbert
Kellberg, Henry A. Marshall, James W. Miers, Van J. Miller, William Moon,
Raymond G. Oster, Roger Riley, Robert Shambaugh, Robert B. Shepard,
Amos Smith, Vernon E. Spaulding, Mark F. Walker.
Honorary Member — Edward Bailey Birge.
It shall be the object and purpose of the fraternity:
To advance the cause of music in America.
To foster the mutual welfare and brotherhood of students of mvisic in Amer-
To develop the truest fraternal spirit among its members.
To encourage loyalty to the Alma Mater.
To give recognition for outstanding worth in musical activity.
Sinfonia was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston,
Massachusetts, October 6, 1898, by Ossian E. Mills. Its seventy-two chapters
comprise the largest men's musical fraternity in America. Alpha Sigma Chapter
was installed at the Metropolitan School of Music, May 2 5, 1926.
PHI SIGMA MU
National Honorary Sorority in Music Education
OFFICERS OF ETA CHAPTER
President Mildred Reimer
Vice-President Myrtle Gleason
Recording Secretary Charlotte Moore
Corresponding Secretary Mary Flora Wilson
Treasurer Helen Ferris
Historian Jean Hegg
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF PHI SIGMA MU
1. To promote music education as a profession in America.
2. To achieve a unity among music educators geographically separated.
3. To overcome professional isolation.
4. To bring about an expansion of service through closer relationship between
schools of allied purposes and policies.
5. To identify our fraternity with standards of approved musicianship and with
professional goals of superior attainment.
6. To befriend and assist the young teachers in our profession and to aid the needy
7. To sponsor music enterprises in our school and our community and among
the less privileged.
8. To maintain worthy standards of ethical conduct both in our personal and in
our professional lives.
9. To foster loyalty to our Alma Mater.
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA
National Professional Music Fraternity
Sigma Alpha Iota is the oldest national music fraternity for women. It was
founded in the spring of 1903 by Elizabeth Campbell and Minnie Davis, faculty
members of the University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sigma Alpha
Iota is proud of its seventy-two active chapters established in the leading con-
servatories, colleges, and universities throughout the United States.
Believing that an organization can be of more service to its members and to
the school by electing worthy undergraduates to membership, guiding them and
assisting them to better efforts throughout their study, than to wait until the
member has by her own efforts alone won recognition and then confer upon her
an honorary membership in her senior year, Sigma Alpha Iota is now known as
professional. In changing its corporate name from honorary to professional, Sigma
Alpha Iota did not lower its standards for membership. Operating as a profes-
sional organization demands professional ethics and professional attitude on the
part of all members, including the undergraduate members. It also affords a
closer and more helpful alliance with women in other professional fields.
As the strength of the whole depends upon the strength of each individual, it
is the purpose of Sigma Alpha Iota to have as members only girls of earnest pur-
pose, high scholarship, high personal character and marked musical talent. It is the
duty of the active members of Sigma Alpha Iota to make its name stand in the
school and in the musical world for all that is dependable, gracious, fine, and
The whole membership is inspired to greater efforts through close association
with its national honorary members who are leading artists before the public.
Such artists are: Rose Bampton, Lucrezia Bori, Kirsten Flagstad, Galli-Curci,
Frieda Hempel, Myra Hess, Helen Jepson, Maria Jeritza, Lotte Lehmann, Lily
Pons, Rosa Raisa, Elizabeth Rethberg, Mana-Zucca, Gladys Swarthout, and
others, whose accomplishments are familiar to all.
A Ring of Excellence is sometimes given by a chapter as the highest honor
bestowed for excellence in scholarship and for service to the chapter." An Honor
Seal is attached to an honor certificate presented to the senior in each chapter
who graduates with the highest scholastic average.
Zeta Chapter was established at Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music in 1911.
The chapter sponsors a $100 scholarship each year and holds monthly musicales
to develop poise and to increase knowledge of musical literature and program
building. Members of the chapter are prominently engaged in activities of the
Indiana Federation of Music Clubs, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, the Har-
monie Clubs, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and various other organiza-
The object of Sigma Alpha Iota is to form bodies of representative women
who shall by their influence and musical interest uphold the highest ideals for a
musical education; raise the standards of productive musical work among women
students of colleges, conservatories and universities; further the interest and de-
velopment of music in America, and assist in the development of a stronger
bond of musical interest and understanding between foreign countries and
Music Ed., Piano, Indianapolis, ZTA, Chorus,
Robert H. Burford
Music Ed., Organ, Indianapolis, Butler Choir ac-
companist, Jordan Workshop organist.
Music Ed., Trumpet, Flat Rock, Indiana, Jordan
Music Ed., Bass Viol, Indianapolis, 4>MA, KK*,
Conservatory Orchestra, Philharmonic Choir, Mes-
siah 1939, String Ensemble.
Music Ed., Trombone, Indianapolis, Opus I, Con-
servatory Orchestra, Band, and Brass Choir.
Mary Louise Houk
Harp, IndianapoUs, 2AI, Harp Ensemble, Student
Council '40 & '41, Conservatory Orchestra.
Music Ed., Clarinet, Indianapolis, <I>MA, Opus I,
Conservatory Orchestra, Clarinet Quartette, Band,
Messiah 193 9, 1940.
Clara Reese Kirk
Music Ed., Piano, Indianapolis, AKA, Two-Piano
Ensemble, Official colored state accompanist.
Music Ed., Voice, Logansport, Indiana, Opus I,
Philharmonic Choir, Opera Ensemble, Student
Council 1939, 1940.
Music Ed., Violin, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, <i>MA,
KK4', Opus I, Conservatory Orchestra, Philhar-
monic Choir, Drum Major Butler Band, Messiah
1939, 1940, String Ensemble.
Orville E. Stone
Music Ed., Trombone, Indianapolis, Conservatory
Band, Conservatory Orchestra, Messiah 1939,
1940, Brass Choir.
Music Ed., Trumpet, Indianapolis, Conservatory
Band, Conservatory Orchestra, Brass Choir.
JUNIORS NOT PICTURED
Music Ed., Violin, South Bend, Indiana, Conservatory Orchestra.
Music Ed., Oboe, Huntington, Indiana, $MA, Conservatory Orchestra, Wood-
wind Ensemble and Quintet.
Herbert Neil Kaiser
Music Ed., Violin, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 4>]MA, Conservatory Orchestra, Philhar-
monic Choir, String Ensemble.
Violin, New Paris, Indiana, Conservatory Orchestra, String Quartet 1959, Mes-
siah 1939, 1940.
Piano, Tsing'tso, China, Philharmonic Choir.
Joseph E. Zinkan
Music Ed., Trumpet, Indianapolis, President Student Council 1940, Conservatory
LuELLA Catherine Callis
Music Ed., Violin, Indianapolis, <J>2M, M<I>E,
Juanita Fay Copple
Music Ed., Piano, Logansport, Indiana, 2AI,
Carl A. Dawson
Music Ed., Composition, Violin, Indianapo-
lis, <i>MA, President Student Council 1939,
Opus I, Conservatory Orchestra, Conserva-
Music Ed., Trumpet, Virginia, Minn., $MA,
Conservatory Orchestra and Band, Brass
Helen Florence Ferris
Music Ed., Piano, Indianapohs, <J>2M, Piano
F. David Hoagland
Music Ed., Baritone Horn, Swazee, Ind
Mvisic Ed., Voice, Indianapolis, •I'MA, But<
Icr Glee Club 193 2.
Flora Kathryn McCain
Violin, Delphi, Ind., 2AI, Student Council
1939, String Quartet, Philharmonic Choir,
Conservatory Orchestra, Messiah 19 3 9,
Music Ed., Piano, Indianapolis.
Music Ed., Trumpet, Indianapolis, <I>MA,
KK^, Opus I, Student Council 193 8, Brass
Samuel H. Scott
Music Ed., Clarinet, Indianapolis, <J>MA,
Opus I, Student Council 1939, Woodwind
Quintette 193 8, 1939, Conservatory Or-
chestra and Band, Messiah 1939, 1940, Stu-
dent Manager of Conservatory Orchestra
1940, Asst. Instructor of clarinet 193 9,
Howard Earle Stivers
Music Ed., Trumpet, Lawrence, Indiana,
KK^, B man.
SENIORS NOT PICTURED
Music Ed., Trumpet, Marion, Indiana.
Edith Hayes Carter
Piano, Frankfort, Ky.
Music Ed., Piano, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Mary Lee Gabbert
Music Ed., Piano, Grand View, Indiana.
Music Ed., Harp, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Music Ed., Voice, Castleton, Indiana.
Music Ed., Violin, Rome City, Indiana.
Anna Mae Willis
Radio Certificate, Greenfield, Indiana.
CANDIDATES FOR MASTERS DEGREES
Music Ed., Louisville, Kentucky.
Music Ed., Dresden, Ohio.
Lois LeSaulnier Miers
Music Ed., Knightstown, Indiana.
Music Ed., Indianapolis, Indiana.
LiNA Baldauf Knight
Music Ed., Louisville, Kentucky.
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demands of the great artists. And, which is more important, to the
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